Hi, my name is Brian Jones.
If you’re like many of my readers, you want to experience the best possible version of your life: Happiness. Family. Friends. Meaningful work. Staying fit. Financial security. A home you love. Travel. Impact.
But life never turns out the way we planned, does it?
Behind all our busyness and smiles, not all is well. It seems like we’re always facing one unseen battle after another. As soon as we experience a small victory, another obstacle presents itself. Who knew life would be this hard?
I’ve been there too.
For years I struggled to balance it all and suffered from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. The turnaround came when I discovered that Jesus, the most popular teacher the world has ever known and respected by non-believers and believers alike, had a plan for how to make my life work. Not a plan for how to get to heaven. I already knew that. But a plan for my everyday life – right here and now.
I discovered that when I invested my time and energy into living out the 5 core areas of Jesus’ approach, everything began to change:
⦁ Learning and Putting Into Practice Jesus’ Teachings.
⦁ Loving My Family and Friends well.
⦁ Fighting For Justice For The Poor.
⦁ Sharing The Teachings Of Jesus with Others.
⦁ Making Personal Care and Growth A Priority.
Because I’ve seen such undeniable changes for the better in my own life, I’ve committed myself to sharing a meditation each week to help you live the best possible version of your life as well. I send these articles out every Tuesday morning. If you’d like to receive them please subscribe below.
I’m the founding Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley just outside Philadelphia, a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, and the author of four books. I’ve been married to my wife Dr. Lisa Jones for thirty years, and together we have three beautiful daughters and a snuggly red golden retriever named Meadow. In our free time we love driving to the mountains in my Jeep Wrangler to hike, fish, and backpack with Meadow all over the Appalachian Trail.
Our family loves to travel and have become passionate advocates for the rights of the poor and oppressed in developing countries. I’m an INTJ, 5w4, and D/I on various personality tests. I also write practical articles for Pastors that lead churches at Senior Pastor Central.